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About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.

I want to live here

Oh my!  While the photo does not show the exterior I can imagine grounds full of snow and plenty of evergreen trees and maybe a deer in the yard and a cardinal in the tree. What do I love about … Continue reading

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How to turn a bland water closet into a showhouse worthy room

We turned our client’s ordinary and rather bland water closet into a room that is worthy of any showhouse! We began with this beige room that had all the necessities a toilette needs, except a personality.  And this homeowner had … Continue reading

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Ten things that made me happy in February

What an odd little month February is.  No real holidays unless you count Valentine’s Day, which my husband does NOT consider a holiday, and a short month stuck between winter and spring.  But it happens to be one of my … Continue reading

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Colored acrylic–yes or no?

I have long been a fan of acrylic furniture and am not ashamed to admit it!  But lately I am spotting a lot of colored acrylic that is unique and interesting.  Check out these ideas and tell me what you … Continue reading

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Ten things that made me happy in January

Rainy days in Southern California.  We could sure use it and as an added bonus, it is dumping a ton of snow in the mountains for us skiers! Trips to the gym with my husband.  We have both always exercised … Continue reading

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I want to live here

div> Photo by Lake Flato Architects – More contemporary living room photos How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways: Those windows that literally bring the outdoors in.  And that view! The sliding barn style door that hides … Continue reading

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Ten things that made me happy in December

Falling snow will always make me happy.  I love nothing better than to stand in a quiet spot on the mountain and simply listen to the sound the snow makes when it hits the trees and the ground.  Heaven!  Click … Continue reading

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